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How to Make Raspberry Sauce {from Fresh Raspberries}

How to Make Raspberry Sauce {from Fresh Raspberries}


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this raspberry sauce recipe! Follow my step-by-step guide on how to make this easy, versatile and flavorful topping perfect for any occasion!

If you like fruity and sweet toppings, you’re in for a treat with my raspberry sauce recipe. This simple and easy-to-make sauce is bursting with the natural sweetness and tartness of fresh raspberries, and it’s perfect for adding a fruity kick to your favorite desserts and breakfast dishes!

raspberry sauce recipe

So, let me tell you a little story about my first-ever homemade raspberry sauce. 

One day, I was at my local farmer’s market and stumbled upon a stand selling a bounty of plump and juicy raspberries. The vendor gave me a sly smile and suggested that I make a raspberry sauce with them. She even handed me a recipe card to try out. Naturally, I was intrigued and decided to give it a shot. So, after grabbing the rest of the ingredients, I rushed back home and whipped up a batch of the sauce.

raspberry sauce for cheesecake recipe

Holy cow, it was sweet and tangy perfection! I was drizzling it over everything from pancakes to ice cream. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with different flavor combos, making this versatile sauce a regular in my kitchen. So, if you’re in the mood for a fruity and fun topping, try Fresh Raspberry Sauce!



What You’ll Need to Make Raspberry Sauce 

Each ingredient in the raspberry sauce recipe has a unique flavor and plays a specific role in the overall taste of the sauce. Here’s a closer look at each ingredient and how it contributes to the final product:

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  1. Fresh Raspberries: The star ingredient of this recipe, fresh raspberries, provide the fruity flavor and bright red color of the sauce. They also add a natural sweetness that balances out the tartness of the lemon juice.
  2. Sugar: Used as a sweetener, sugar enhances the natural sweetness of the raspberries and helps to create a smooth texture in the sauce.
  3. Fresh Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds a bright, tangy flavor to the sauce that complements the sweetness of the raspberries. It also helps to balance out the sweetness and acidity of the sauce.
  4. Lemon Zest: Lemon zest is the grated outer layer of the lemon peel, adding a strong citrus flavor to the sauce. It also provides a pleasant aroma that adds to the overall appeal of the dish.
  5. Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to the sauce, balancing the tartness of the raspberries and lemon juice.
  6. Cornstarch: Cornstarch is used as a thickening agent to give the sauce a smooth and creamy texture. It also helps the sauce to hold together and not separate.
  7. Water: Water is added to the cornstarch to create a slurry that is then added to the sauce. This helps the cornstarch to dissolve evenly and create a smooth texture in the sauce.

Overall, each ingredient in this raspberry sauce recipe works together to create a well-balanced and delicious sauce that is sweet and tangy.

To make Fresh Raspberry Sauce, you will need a few essential kitchen tools:

recipe for raspberry sauce

  1. Saucepan: A medium-sized saucepan is necessary to heat and mix the ingredients. A non-stick pan is preferred to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom.
  2. Wooden Spoon: A wooden spoon or spatula is perfect for stirring the sauce as it cooks without scratching the bottom of the pan.
  3. Measuring cups and spoons: Precise measurements are important when making this recipe, so measuring cups and measuring spoons are necessary to ensure accurate ingredient amounts.
  4. Small Cup: A small cup is needed to mix the cornstarch and water together before adding it to the sauce.
  5. Zester: A zester or grater is needed to zest the lemon and add its flavorful outer layer to the sauce.
  6. Strainer: A fine-mesh strainer is optional but recommended to remove any seeds or pulp from the raspberries and create a smoother texture.



These basic kitchen tools are all you need to create this delicious Fresh Raspberry Sauce recipe in your kitchen.

How to Make Raspberry Sauce from Fresh Raspberries 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making Fresh Raspberry Sauce:

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1. Add 1/2 of the raspberries and sugar to a medium-sized saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Stir the mixture often to prevent the raspberries from burning.

raspberry sauce for cheesecake recipe

3. Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining raspberries, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the saucepan.

4. In a small cup, mix together the cornstarch and one tablespoon of water until well combined.

5. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the hot raspberry mixture, stirring constantly.




raspberry sauce for cheesecake recipe

6. Cook the sauce over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

7. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

9. The Fresh Raspberry Sauce can be served warm or cool.

How to Serve Fresh Raspberry Sauce + Pairing Suggestions

If you’re looking for the perfect raspberry sauce for cheesecake recipe, you found it! But besides that, this versatile and delicious raspberry sauce recipe can also be served in many ways. Here are a few pairing suggestions and serving ideas to get you started:

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  1. Cheesecake: Spoon the sauce over a slice of cheesecake for a fruity and decadent dessert.
  2. Ice Cream: Drizzle the sauce over your favorite flavor of ice cream for a sweet and refreshing treat.
  3. Pancakes or Waffles: Serve the sauce over a stack of pancakes or waffles for a delicious breakfast or brunch.
  4. Yogurt: Swirl the sauce into a bowl of yogurt for a healthy and flavorful snack.
  5. Pound Cake: Top a slice of pound cake with the sauce and a dollop of whipped cream for an elegant dessert.
  6. Cocktail: Use the sauce as a mixer for cocktails, such as a raspberry martini or mojito.

Overall, the possibilities for serving Fresh Raspberry Sauce are endless. Experiment with different pairings to find your favorite way to enjoy this delicious and versatile sauce.

Tips, Tricks, and Storage Suggestions for Making The BEST Raspberry Sauce 

Here are some helpful tips, tricks, and storage suggestions for making this homemade raspberry sauce:

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    • Use fresh, ripe raspberries for the best flavor and texture.



  • Rinse the raspberries in cool water and pat them dry before using them in the recipe.
  • Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove seeds or pulp to make the sauce smoother.
  • Use a non-stick saucepan to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • To prevent the sauce from becoming too thick, avoid overcooking it. Once the sauce has cooled, it will become thicker.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick after refrigeration, add a small amount of water and stir until you achieve desired consistency.

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  • This raspberry sauce recipe can also be frozen for longer storage. Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. It can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
  • To create a unique and personalized sauce, experiment with different flavor variations, such as adding a splash of balsamic vinegar or a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Use the sauce as a versatile topping for pancakes, waffles, yogurt, ice cream, and more. It’s also great as a mixer for cocktails or to flavor sparkling water.

In conclusion, this raspberry sauce recipe is a versatile and flavorful topping that can elevate your desserts and breakfast dishes with its sweet and tangy taste. With just a handful of ingredients and a short amount of time, you can create a sauce perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a quick and easy breakfast or a fancy dessert for a special occasion. So, try this recipe and play with different flavor combinations and serving ideas. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make your own homemade raspberry sauce!

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Raspberry Sauce from Fresh Raspberries


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 3-4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 11-14 minutes
  • Yield: 16 ounces 1x

Description

Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade raspberry sauce! Follow our step-by-step guide and enjoy this versatile and flavorful topping on your favorite desserts.


Ingredients

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2 1/2 cups Fresh Raspberries

3/4 cup Sugar

1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

1 teaspoon Lemon Zest

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Cornstarch

1 tablespoon Water


Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 of the raspberries and sugar to a medium-sized saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Stir the mixture often to prevent the raspberries from burning.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining raspberries, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the saucepan.
  4. In a small cup, mix together the cornstarch and one tablespoon of water until well combined.
  5. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the hot raspberry mixture, stirring constantly.
  6. Cook the sauce over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  8. The Fresh Raspberry Sauce can be served warm or cool.

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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29 Comments

  1. 03/16/2024 / 4:28 am

    This Raspberry Sauce is perfect for everything! I bet I’d love it on pancakes, ice creams, and waffles.

  2. 03/16/2024 / 2:00 am

    This looks amazing, I will have to try making this. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  3. Shoma
    03/15/2024 / 3:55 am

    I am so excited to try out this recipe, I can just taste it now! The colors are so vibrant!

  4. 03/14/2024 / 11:45 pm

    I am excited to try out this fresh raspberry sauce recipe! The vibrant color and the natural sweetness of raspberries make it a perfect addition to desserts. The simplicity of the ingredients and the quick preparation time make it a convenient option for adding a burst of flavor to various dishes.

  5. 03/14/2024 / 11:34 pm

    We make a strawberry shortcake, and it would be just as nice to make a raspberry shortcake with this sauce, pound cake, and whipped cream. Great recipe for berry picking season, since raspberries tend to spoil so quickly.

  6. 03/14/2024 / 11:16 pm

    This is a new recipe that I have never tried before. It looks very delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. 03/14/2024 / 9:21 pm

    This recipe for raspberry sauce looks delish! I would use it on ice cream, yogurt and other sweet treats!

  8. 03/14/2024 / 8:22 am

    I never thought about making raspberry sauce. This recipe seems so easy and would taste great of waffles!

  9. 03/14/2024 / 3:22 am

    Thanks for explaining the importance of each ingredient, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone else do that before, and as a beginner cook that is very helpful. And yes, this raspberry sauce from fresh raspberries would be perfect on cheesecake! YUM! I can’t wait to make it.

  10. 05/07/2023 / 11:15 am

    My grandma made her dessert sauces, and I wondered how she made it. Now I know it’s easy to make.

  11. Rose Ann Sales
    05/07/2023 / 1:47 am

    My son really loves raspberry sauce can’t wait to try this out for him! Thanks for sharing

  12. Richelle Milar
    05/07/2023 / 1:46 am

    This sounds really amazing! I bet it taste good! I’m surely gonna try this out

  13. 05/06/2023 / 7:28 pm

    This looks delicious and like the perfect accoutrement to some sort of lemon cake or cheese cake!

  14. 05/06/2023 / 5:32 pm

    Wow, this recipe for raspberry sauce from fresh raspberries is simply amazing! I appreciate how detailed and easy-to-follow the instructions are, making it perfect for even novice cooks. The end result is a deliciously sweet and tangy sauce that’s perfect for a variety of desserts. Highly recommended!

    P.S I love raspberry. ANy kind of berries.

  15. 05/06/2023 / 1:36 pm

    Nnniiiccceeeee….this is actually easy sauce to make. I haven’t tasted raspberries in a long time. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  16. Rosey
    05/06/2023 / 6:57 am

    Raspberries are the perfect amount of sweet and tart. I’d love to try this sauce recipe.

  17. Beth
    05/06/2023 / 2:52 am

    Wow, this raspberry sauce is awesome. Hopefully I can follow and make it successfully.

  18. 05/06/2023 / 12:04 am

    This raspberry sauce looks like it would be such a great topping for desserts!

  19. 05/05/2023 / 8:39 pm

    This raspberry sauce looks so good. I’ll have to make some.

  20. Melissa Cushing
    05/05/2023 / 8:23 pm

    Love this delicious looking Raspberry sauce! I love that you made it with fresh raspberries and this is a great way to use them before they go bad as I use them the same day I but them 😉 So delicious!

  21. 05/05/2023 / 8:52 am

    Your presentation is gorgeous! I just had to get that out of the way before commenting on the actual recipe. There is nothing I love more than raspberry sauce on dessert! Specifically with pavlova or other fruit based desserts.

  22. 05/05/2023 / 8:45 am

    I will be doing this very soon. I planted a raspberry bush this year.

  23. 05/05/2023 / 5:41 am

    Great way to use raspberries! I feel like when we pick raspberries, they go bad so quickly. This would be the perfect way to use them up.

  24. Kathy
    05/05/2023 / 4:52 am

    This sounds amazing. I love raspberry sauce. I’ve never made it myself yet though. I’ll have to give this a try.

  25. LisaLisa
    05/05/2023 / 3:57 am

    I need to try this because we love raspberries and I bet this topping would taste amazing on some ice cream!

  26. Tara Pittman
    05/05/2023 / 3:10 am

    I am drooling here. I do love raspberries and that sauce sounds so yummy.

  27. 05/05/2023 / 3:00 am

    As someone who loves to experiment in the kitchen, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting recipes, and this one definitely caught my eye.

  28. Amber Myers
    05/05/2023 / 1:49 am

    I know I’d love this sauce. I’m big on raspberries!

  29. Tammy
    05/04/2023 / 11:58 pm

    I love sauces and toppings made from fresh fruit. They always have such a wonderful flavor.

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